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Easy to use and convenient

Unlike the New York's Citi bike system, you can use this bikes whenever you want to. there's not a... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2015
Flavio E
Good system

I really like the public bike system, but I don't like to ride these bikes. If you find one with... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2013
Hangzhou, China
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29 Apr 2017
“Best way to get around”
4 Oct 2015
“Easy to use and convenient”
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

We used the bikes everyday, so convenient. I found the bikes mostly in good order but they are single gear so hills will be more of a challenge. Although around west lake and city mostly flat. The bikes also usually have a wire or plastic...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank berlinN
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Unlike the New York's Citi bike system, you can use this bikes whenever you want to. there's not a time limit and there are an uncountable amount of bike stations spread out around the city. The bikes are very light as well (New York bikes...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Flavio E
Reviewed 28 April 2015

I like the idea of the public bicycles hire system and I use the bikes sometimes. It is easy, very cheap, environmentally friendly and often faster way than travelling by public bus or taxi within the city, especially during rush hours when streets are congested...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank hlinajs
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Last year we were discouraged by the formalities, a heavy registration cost as a 300 rmb card was required per person, id required per person, and finally, a Zhejiang residence qualification. Returning yesterday in south west lake area, we simply paid 100 rmb deposit per...More

Date of experience: June 2014
6  Thank Alan P
Reviewed 28 November 2013

I really like the public bike system, but I don't like to ride these bikes. If you find one with good brakes then you have the joker. If you are a big person you also have problems with these bikes. This wouldnt be the problem,...More

Date of experience: November 2013
1  Thank Tom121289
Reviewed 4 September 2013

The idea of a free bike hire system in Hangzhou is amazing. Well free for one hour and then it costs 1 RMB per hour. You can go to the trouble of locking it and then unlocking it in a station, but 1 RMB isn't...More

Date of experience: June 2013
4  Thank thenewphilipwright
Reviewed 13 April 2013

The red public bicycle system is fantastic. Renting was easier than it sounds. Don't be intimidated. Get transportation card with RMB300 (200 of which is deposit) at Smart Card Center at 20 Long Xiang Lu. You get your money back, less minimal amount spent for...More

Date of experience: April 2013
5  Thank StephanieL67
Reviewed 31 March 2013

Allthough it sounds complicated to get a pass etc, it is well worth the effort if yiu stay here for several days. The first hour you hire a bike is free. The spots are everywhere! So we just got a bike to the place we...More

Thank JasperF368
Reviewed 10 September 2012

Hangzhou has the most extensive public bicycle system in the world. You pay 300RMB to get a card. This is 200RMB deposit plus 100 credit. The bike is free for the first hour and then costs 1 RMB per hour after. The trick is to...More

Date of experience: September 2012
3  Thank tombillinge
Reviewed 13 July 2011

Up there with many European cities, the Hangzhou Public Bicycle System is a great way to get around the West Lake scenic area. The initial cost is 300 RMB, of which 200 is a security deposit, but you get 100% of the unused money plus...More

Date of experience: July 2011
3  Thank zhuhai2007
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